Re: OT Not a Moped, but Kinda A Mocar? what do sa

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Hey, I'm not knocking ABS, Air bags, Static Traction controls, or tire pressure monitoring systems.

They are all cool. I just think they have NO place whatsoever being manditory equipment on all autos.

The Insurance companies have pushed and pushed for needless laws to be added requireing this "safety" equipment. And as a result all autos are now burdend with a bunch of extra weight that makes them get much less milage, and increases costs a ton.

If you choose to get a car with all the bells and goodies, good for you, but I think it should be an OPTION not a rule.

Here is this little 3 wheeler that bypasses all that crap by leaving off a wheel and getting a motorcycle certification instead.

I think its great, but mark my words if they sell well, insurance will force the goverment to come down hard on these things.

I sorry that was a rant, but I'm a mechanic, and I see useless sh!t loaded into compact cars all the time.

My old 1979 VW Rabbit was basic, somewhat safe, and got great mileage ( 35mpg) without all the modern computer controled engine systems.

Imagine what a car the Size of a Rabbit could get with a plain Gas engine if it could use a modern engine and computer system, but with out all the bloat.

I'd bet it would be close to 55mpg.

Just look at the mileage figures from a 1995 Geo Metro Xfi

59 highway!

Name a non hybrid car that can come close to that today.

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  OT Not a Moped, but Kinda A Mocar? what do say?Topic by: tom Franklin tom Franklin 05/25/08 09:27AM
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  Re: OT Not a Moped, but Kinda A Mocar? what do saRe: tom Franklin tom Franklin 05/25/08 08:02PM
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